Welcome to "Haiti: Then and Now" (HTN)!
"Haiti: Then and Now" (HTN) is an online venue and platform composing of writers, cultural critics, intellectuals, artists, poets, historians, philosophers, etc. The goal of "Haiti: Then and Now" is twofold (1) to engage and reflect critically on the human condition--past and present-- in Haiti and the Haitian experience in the Haitian Diaspora, by providing insightful analysis and commentaries, and (2) to link the voices and ideas of Haitian thinkers in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora."Haiti: Then and Now" promotes a politics of relationality, and an ethics of collaboration and reciprocity.
The task of our Contributors
Our contributors will write critical, interdisciplinary, and reflexive online blog posts, reflections, commentaries, and opinions; hence, they will comment on major or pressing issues affecting the everyday life of the Haitian people.
The five-fold objectives that underscores the philosophy of "Haiti: Then and Now" are as follows:
1) diagnose the problem;
2) critique the present condition;
3) foster change and transformation through deep thinking;
4) propose new solutions and come up with new plans, ideas, methods, strategies to alter the present Haitian reality.
5) create new future possibilities and foster a new vision of life and humanity.
If you are interested, send us a brief bio and an amazing picture of yourself so that we can add you to the list of our contributors. Drop us an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog posts are welcome in English, French, Creole, Spanish, etc.
* One does not have to be a Haitian to be a contributor or join the team; however, we do ask that you are familiar with or at least interested in the Haitian narrative and the Haitian experience, both in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora.
Note to New Writers & Contributors of Haiti: Then and Now (HTN)
Haiti: Then and Now accepts both solicited and unsolicited constructive and original pieces and essays from writers and thinkers, not exceeding 1500 words. We publish both fiction and non-fiction. When you submit an essay to us, it will be peer-reviewed by two individuals in our "official list of Contributors." We publish in Kreyol, French, English, and Spanish.
Do send us your best work! All new contributions to HTN should be sent to email@example.com
In the Title line, write "Submission."
Celucien L. Joseph, PhD
About our Editor
Celucien L. Joseph (a.k.a. "Dr. Lou"), Ph.D.
Celucien L. Joseph (a.ka. "Dr. Lou") is the Curator of "Haiti: Then and Now." Dr. Celucien L. Joseph is a literary scholar, intellectual historian, christian theologian, and a public intellectual. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Professor of English at Indian River State College. He is the Founder and President of Hope for Today Outreach, a Christian faith-based and non-profit organization located in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
He received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX), where he studied Literary Studies and Intellectual History. Professor Joseph's second PhD in Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics is from the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He also holds an M.A. in French language and literature from the University of Louisville (Louisville, KY). In addition, he holds an Advanced Master of Divinity (M.Div) in Biblical and Theological Studies, from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY), and a Master of Theology (Th.M.) in New Testament, from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX). He has done additional studies in Religious Studies and the Humanities at the University of Louisville.
He serves in the editorial board and Chair of The Journal of Pan African Studies Regional Advisory Board; he also the curator of “Haiti: Then and Now.” He edited JPAS special issue on Wole Soyinka entitled “Rethinking Wole Soyinka: 80 Years of Protracted Engagement” (2015). Dr. Joseph is interested in the intersections of literature, history, race, religion, theology, and history of ideas.
Professor Joseph is the author of several books including From Toussaint to Price-Mars: Rhetoric, Race, and Religion in Haitian Thought (2013), Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions: Discourse on Race, Religion, and Freedom (University Press of America, 2013), Radical Humanism and Generous Tolerance (Hamilton Books, 2016), and Thinking in Public: Faith, Secular Humanism, and Development in Jacques Roumain (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017). He is currently working on a volume on Jean-Bertrand Aristide, former President of Haiti and Catholic-Priest Liberation Theology entitled Aristide: A Theological and Political Introduction to His Life and Thought (under contract with Fortress Press).
Dr. Joseph also co-edited a two volume work on Haitian Vodou entitled Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination (Lexington Books, 2016), and Vodou in the Haitian Experience: A Black Atlantic Perspective (Lexington Books, 2016). He is currently the editor of a new volume on Jean Price-Mars, "Between Two Worlds: Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa," to be published in 2018 by Lexington Books.
Dr. Joseph has also contributed several encyclopedia entries and over 21 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in various journals. He is interested in the intersections of literature, history, race, religion, theology, and the history of ideas. He is a specialist on various academic disciplines including Haitian Literature, Haitian Revolution, Haitian Intellectual History; African American Literature; Comparative Literature of the Black Diaspora; African American Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology; Liberation and Constructive Theologies; Christian Ethics; Postcolonial Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics; Race and Religion; African Religions in the Diaspora.
Dr. Joseph and his family live in Fort Pierce, Florida.
To learn more about him, visit his personal web page:More information about him can be found on his personal page.